Guardiola on City overcoming 22-year jinx: ‘Oh f***!’

Date published: Monday 27th November 2017 11:31

Pep Guardiola did a swear when told that Manchester City had come from behind at half-time to win a Premier League away game for the first time since 1995.

Resilient and brilliant City recovered from a goal down against Huddersfield on Sunday to win 2-1.

It was the first time City had come from a goal down at half-time to win a Premier League away game since April 1995 – a run dating back 96 games.

When this record was pointed out by a Spanish journalist in his post-match press conference, Guardiola simply replied: “Hostia!” – Catalan for, well, ‘f***’.

The manager continued: “I didn’t know that was the situation. That shows how difficult it is in football, when you score first it’s easier.

“But again, I think the message for today is that you want to live this kind of situation so you can arrive at the end of the season fighting for the title. That is the point. We react well.

“You see my face, I am so happy. In the future it will happen again, and in that moment we have to know we can turn that. That’s why today I am so happy.”

Guardiola was then reminded that the initial question was asked in Spanish, and that he delivered his response in English.

“Oh f***” was his reply, before he simply rose from his seat and left the room.


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